Belfast International Airport has shared advice for passengers planning to travel over the busy Easter period.
The airport is putting preparations in place for a busy holiday season over the coming weeks, with many people planning to travel for the first time in over two years.
To help meet the expected strong demand, the airport has been working on an ongoing campaign to recruit over 200 roles at all levels to make sure customers can enjoy their journey through the terminal.
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This includes the reopening of many food and retail units.
It comes as many airports are struggling with staffing issues leading to long queues.
In Dublin Airport, there have been reports of people waiting several hours for security screening with some delays causing passengers to miss their flights.
And two return flights to Paris and Manchester from Belfast International Airport were cancelled on Wednesday morning, April 6.
Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport said: “B elfast International Airport is expecting an increase in passenger numbers in the coming weeks as everyone is excited to travel again.
“As we manage this return to normality, we would ask for patience and understanding. We are confident that, if passengers plan their trip carefully and follow our five tips, they can relax and enjoy a well-deserved break.”
The airport is advising all customers to follow five simple tips that will help speed up the check in process and ensure they get through security in good time so they can enjoy their airport experience.
Belfast International Airport’s top travel tips are:
Check travel requirements
Always double-check travel requirements to and from your chosen destination before you leave for the airport and make sure you have the correct documentation ready at check-in.
Arrive on time
Check with your airline for the latest information on your flight and arrive when your airline advises. The airport recommends you arrive at least two hours before your flight departs.
Keep travel essentials handy
Make sure your tickets and boarding pass, travel insurance, driving licence, currency and credit cards are safe but easily accessible. It’s also mindful to carry a charger for your smartphone and have your airline information ready.
Remember, you can only take liquids in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml on the plane. Each item should be removed from hand luggage and placed in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity per passenger.
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Get set for security
Before reaching security, it’s a good idea to remove your laptop, tablet or similar electronic devices from your hand luggage to be inspected separately. Coats, jackets and belts should also be removed.
For more information visit Security | Belfast International Airport (belfastairport.com)
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